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Organic Farming

Cleaning up their act

Natural products have caught up with their synthetic cousins, writes Tama Lung.

Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 12:00am

Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 per cent organic.

3 Oct 2012 - 5:34pm

Land loss, rising rents threaten growth of farmers' booming business

As Leung Pun-kin, 66, surveys his crops, he seems torn between satisfaction and worry - and for good reason.

Like many Hong Kong farmers, he is caught in a sad situation - although sales are booming, shrinking farmland and soaring rents are eating away the foundations of his business.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:35am 1 comment

Promoters defend organic food after Stanford study shows it's no healthier

Promoters of organic produce yesterday defended its worth, after a major American study found little evidence it is much healthier than conventional food.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Greens urge government to stop new town plan as farming industry under threat

Almost 100 hectares of farmland will be lost if a government proposal to develop the northern New Territories goes on, say green groups, which yesterday issued a joint statement calling for the plan's withdrawal.

17 Aug 2012 - 4:00am

Life's good up on the farm

Most people who choose to go back to the land have to leave the city far behind - but for former independent film producer Chang Wen, becoming a farmer was simply a case of wandering upstairs.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Against odds, city harks back to agrarian roots

Before the British came, much of what is now Hong Kong relied on fishing and famring. While the hilltop and steep hillsides of its 200-plus islands were not suitable for growing crops, there were salt pans, rice fields, some cultivation of vegetables and animal husbandry.

It was enough, at least, to feed what was then a relatively small population.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Parents go organic

Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint or protect your baby from harmful chemicals, the boom in organic and natural baby products means there is an eco-friendly option for almost every infant's needs.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Raising food safety, an egg at a time

With food-safety scandals seemingly springing up left and right, Chen Yanhong is among those filling a growing demand for quality foods that people can trust. Organic farming has become a fashionable profession these days, and Chen has seen her business burgeon as more and more city-dwellers pursue healthier options.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Back to nature

Hong Kong is, of course, built on business. And as financial turmoil grips the planet, the city is well placed to benefit from China's economic might.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am